Climate Challenge Fund
The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) was launched in 2008 and over 1,150 projects across all 32 local authorities have been awarded CCF grants. Total CCF funding since 2008 exceeds £111 million.
The CCF has supported community-led organisations in Scotland to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. Previously funded projects have helped communities to reduce their reliance on car travel, cut waste, grow local food and lower energy use in homes and community buildings. Currently funded projects can be viewed here and case studies can be viewed here.
We have managed and developed the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government since the fund was launched in 2008. The CCF is currently closed for new applications. From 1 July 2021 the communities and groups who continue to be in receipt of a CCF grant will receive support directly from the Scottish Government and emails regarding the CCF should be directed to ClimateChangeEngagement@gov.scot
We’re working closely with colleagues at the Scottish Government to ensure a smooth transition of the fund. And we’ll be celebrating the impact of the CCF by publishing a report and film that share some of the wonderful stories of climate action and learning the fund has inspired, both at a community and individual level. Find out more here.